Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Batcave Gets a Makeover and What's up for 2011

The Batcave Toy Room was originally created to showcase my vintage toys, comic books, posters, movie, and TV series related collection with the occasional movie and TV series discussion and rumors. I had intended this blog to be very much like Super-Duper Toy Box or Action Figure of the Day. Check out these two blogs if you haven't already. Especially, Super-Duper Toy Box. His collection has grown by leaps and bounds and has definitely been bitten by the ever addictive collecting bug. The format of this blog was also modeled somewhat after the ever awesome Batman related Bat-Blog, which scrictly covers Batman related topics. If you love Batman go take a look at Tommy's Bat-site. However, back to what I was getting at, over the past several months I haven't posted much of my collection and have concentrated more on the movies and TV series' that bring these toys to life.

For me, I don't know if the movies and TV series' drive the collecting or the collecting drives my hunger to watch the shows and go to the movies. Maybe it's both. Possibly both drive each other. I am eagerly awaiting the release of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger and last and certainly not least the release of The Dark Knight Rises. How about you?

Several readers have contacted me asking" What happened to those wonderful toys?" Well, they are still here. My collection is large enough for me to write a post every day of every item I own for the next couple of years. So, why has the collectible posts subsided?
  1. Time- The previous couple years we have felt the economic pinch, which had hurt our business, but this year we have seen tremendous up swing in business. Especially, the past couple of months, which has had me working all kinds of hours. We've been able to hire more staff. So, I should start to see some relief. The other fact and the most important cut into my time has been the welcome addition of our daughter. I am dedicated to spending time with her each and everyday come rain or shine and refuse to have a "Cat's in the Cradle" relationship with my daughter. So, even though I bought a new camera and back drop several months ago to take photos. Setting up the shoot, taking pictures, posting the pictures, and writing about the collectible takes time. It has been easier for me to write about the rumors and news that get me excited about the upcoming movies and TV shows that are coming out. 
  2. Money- The previous mentioned economic downturn has put the breaks on my collecting, even though I have enough to write about for quite awhile, I haven't been able to add anything new.  But that has changed and will be able to start posting about my new goodies.            
So, with a new year comes new goals and new plans. Here's what I have in mind:
  1. There has been a remodel of The Batcave Toy Room. What do you think? Do you like the new look?
  2. With the remodel of The Batcave Toy Room Blog also comes the remodel of the actual Batcave Toy Room. I will be doing updates how that is going.
  3. I will be committing myself to doing at least one post a week on something from my collection. Probably on weekends.
  4. Will be adding a video blog entry to the mix of posts. I think video captures more than photos and you get to know the collector on a more personal level.    
Let me know what you think and tell me what you'd like to see? More toys? More news? Or do you like a little of each. In meantime, I wish everyone a happy 2011 and happy collecting. Let's have one hell of a year. To the the Batpoles!

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